Here's the thing: God honors faith and praise.
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"They would tell us many stories of women [who] put their calling on hold because they weren't sure they were right and it was OK."
Let's not waste this waiting season.
If it's good enough for Daniel, Esther, Joseph, Moses, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, it's good enough for you.
Even in a pandemic, there are signs of God's grace and mercy, if we only open our eyes to them.
She had no idea that fighting sex trafficking would be a part of her calling.
Do you know when you need a spiritual pit stop?
Why is it that just when we think we can't take any more, the Lord often has other plans?
Pastor Jeanine Blount says when she and her husband started co-leading at their church, some people weren't comfortable with that.
We can live with a grasshopper mindset in our own sight, or we can "hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm" (Heb. 10:23, NLT).
Right now, it seems we are tossed on a turbulent sea of bad news and scary unknowns.
Like Simba, we often feel frightened, ashamed or filled with self-doubt.
A revelation of God through a testimony has the power to position us to experience God in what He is doing in the present.
It is safe to assume that God's Word has something vital to say concerning this basic human emotion.
The process of finding new opportunities and a new normal when the change is so vast requires nothing less than a personal transformation by the Holy Spirit.
Could it be that God is using the coronavirus to get our attention so that we will listen to His message?
"This thing of pride will begin to show up in there, but they're very good at masking it."
The past is not done. It lives on in us, no matter how cleverly we disguise ourselves, no matter how fast we try to run from it.
God has a family plan, and it's not for you and your family to live under curses.
But here's the deal: God leaves it up to us.